Our world is becoming increasingly dependent on cyberspace so much so that we prefer online services of e-banking, visa application, citizenship registration, funds transfer and many such activities without any fear of disclosure. And we owe this trust to Google’s cyber security system. Usage of Https protocol has been largely encouraged by Google since several years. In 2017, secure SSL Certificates were made mandatory for e-commerce websites that exchanged personal information of the customers so that chances of cyber crimes cases could be eliminated to the utmost.
SSL- Security Sockets Layer- was devised to protect confidential data that is being transmitted or exchanged. Data encryption in internet transactions is made secured by SSL Certificates. It brings about maximum security with transparency. There is a newer edition of SSL Certificate named TLS (Transport Layer Security) which ensures ultra-protected passage for data communication between the two authentic end-points i.e. the Web and visitor. An SSL Certificate is a small computer file that digitally binds all details of the company to a cryptographic key; enabling the website to have secured sessions with the user’s browser.
HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) is a combination of HTTP and SSL which means that HTTP connection is delivering the date safeguarded by SSL/TLS Certificate. One can see “https” in the URL link if its SSL secured. There is also a padlock icon in the browser bar that can be clicked to view the certificate details, issuing authority and website owner’s name.
There is a wealth of plus points when it comes to SSL Certification:
The SSL/TLS certificates are divided according to their authentication levels. The three types are listed below: